Xbox One game streaming to Windows 10 PCs is one of the best features of the new operating system. While Microsoft has a variety of settings that will suit a home network bandwidth, there's a secret one hidden away that unlocks the full potential of Xbox One streaming. Reddit users have uncovered a way to unlock a "very high quality" setting that streams games with better quality.
I've tested the setting and there's a noticeable difference in quality from the regular high quality setting. Games look less blurred and sharper, but the required bandwidth naturally increases. I've found it uses between 10-16mbps on most Xbox One games, and I did notice some additional buffering on occasions due to the "very high quality" setting. I've been testing games over my local Wi-Fi network, but things are a lot more stable using a wired connection.
If you want to try the secret setting yourself you'll need to navigate to C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.XboxApp_######\LocalState (where ###### is the random number associated with the app) and open the userconsoledata file with notepad. If you change the IsInternalPreview value to true it will unlock the setting. Be warned: you may need to reinstall the Xbox app if you don't edit it correctly, and only change the value if you're confident with editing system files.Verge Video: Xbox One streaming to Windows 10